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Friday, July 13, 2018
Ann Coulter Says Kavanaugh Threatens The Left’s Right to Cheat
Ed. Fine article as
usual by Ann Coulter. And she’s quite
right…the left depend upon agenda-driven jurists to advance their beliefs as the
American people are NOT fans of socialism or dictatorial federal authority.
article appeared in Breitbart on July 12th
By Ann Coulter
The fact that the media responded to the nomination of a
Supreme Court justice by obsessively covering Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn,
Russia and NATO proves that Trump has checkmated them with Brett Kavanaugh.
Liberals know they
can’t stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation, so they’d just as soon not hear any news
about it at all. Please cheer us up with stories about Paul Manafort’s
But there was one
very peculiar reaction to the nomination. The nut wing of the Democratic Party
instantly denounced Kavanaugh by claiming that his elevation to the high court
would threaten all sorts of “rights.”
Sen. Cory Booker,
D-N.J., tweeted: “Our next justice should be a champion for protecting &
advancing rights, not rolling them back — but Kavanaugh has a long history of
demonstrating hostility toward defending the rights of everyday Americans.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders,
I-Vt., tweeted: “If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court it will
have a profoundly negative effect on workers’ rights, women’s rights and voting
rights for decades to come. We must do everything we can to stop this
If only these guys
could get themselves elected to some sort of legislative body, they could pass
laws protecting these rights!
Wait, I’m sorry.
These are elected United States senators. Of all people, why are they
carrying on about “rights”? If senators can’t protect these alleged “rights,”
it can only be because most Americans do not agree that they should be “rights.”
That’s exactly why
the left is so hysterical about the Supreme Court. They run to the courts to
win their most unpopular policy ideas, gift-wrapped and handed to them as
What liberals call
“rights” are legislative proposals that they can’t pass through normal
democratic processes — at least outside of the states they’ve already flipped
with immigration, like California.
Realizing how widely
reviled their ideas are, several decades ago the left figured out a procedural
scam to give them whatever they wanted without ever having to pass a law. Hey!
You can’t review a Supreme Court decision!
Instead of persuading
a majority of their fellow citizens, they’d need to persuade only five justices
to invent any rights they pleased. They didn’t have to ask twice. Apparently,
justices find it much funner to be all-powerful despots than boring technocrats
interpreting written law.
Soon the court was
creating “rights” promoting all the left’s favorite causes — abortion,
criminals, busing, pornography, stamping out religion, forcing military
academies to admit girls and so on.
There was nothing
America could do about it.
OK, liberals, you
cheated and got all your demented policy ideas declared “constitutional
rights.” But it’s very strange having elected legislators act as if they are
helpless serfs, with no capacity to protect “rights.”
It’s stranger still
for politicians to pretend that these putative “rights” are supported by a
majority of Americans. By definition, the majority does not support them.
Otherwise, they’d already be protected by law and not by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s
On MSNBC, Sen.
Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said people storming into the streets and making
their voices heard about Kavanaugh is “the remarkable part about a democracy.”
Actually, that isn’t
democracy at all. Liberals don’t do well at democracy. Why don’t politicians
run for office promising to ban the death penalty, spring criminals from prison
or enshrine late-term abortion? Hmmm … I wonder why those “I (heart)
partial-birth abortion!” T-shirts aren’t selling?
Constitution forbids it — and there are very few things proscribed by the
Constitution — democracy entails persuading a majority of your fellow Americans
or state citizens to support something, and then either putting it on the
ballot or electing representatives who will write it into law — perhaps even a
“rights” whereof you speak are no more real than the Beastie Boys’ assertion of
THE RIGHT TO PARTEEEEEEEE!
So she didn't cheat enough?
Gay marriage, for
example, was foisted on the country not through ballot initiatives, persuasion,
public acceptance, lobbying or politicians winning elections by promising to
legalize it. No, what happened was, in 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Court
suddenly discovered a right to gay marriage lurking in the state’s 223-year-old
Constitution — written by the very religious John Adams. (Surprise!)
After that, the
people rose up and banned gay marriage in state after state, even in liberal
bastions like Oregon and California. The year after the Massachusetts court’s
remarkable discovery, gay marriage lost in all 11 states where it was on the
marriage was submitted to a popular vote, it lost. (Only one state’s voters
briefly seemed to approve of gay marriage — Arizona, in 2006 — but that was
evidently a problem with the wording of the initiative, because two years
later, the voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on gay
Inasmuch as allowing
people to vote resulted in a resounding “NO!” on gay marriage, liberals ran
back to the courts. Still, the public rebelled. The year after the Iowa Supreme
Court concocted a right to gay marriage, voters recalled three of the court’s
A handful of blue
state legislatures passed gay marriage laws, but even in the Soviet Republic of
New York, a gay marriage bill failed in 2009.
And then the U.S.
Supreme Court decided that was quite enough democracy on the question of gay
marriage! It turned out that — just like the Massachusetts Constitution — a gay
marriage clause had been hiding in our Constitution all along!
Welcome to California
never dream of victories like this from the judiciary. Even nine Antonin
Scalias on the Supreme Court are never going to discover a “constitutional
right” to a border wall, mass deportations, a flat tax, publicly funded
churches and gun ranges, the “right” to smoke or to consume 24-ounce sugary
“constitutional rights” every bit as much as the alleged “constitutional
rights” to abortion, pornography, gay marriage, transgender bathrooms, the
exclusionary rule and on and on and on.
The only rights
conservatives ever seek under the Constitution are the ones that are written in
black and white, such as the freedom of speech and the right of the people to
keep and bear arms. Mostly, we sit trembling, waiting to see what new
nonexistent rights the court will impose on us, contravening everything we
So when you hear
liberals carrying on about all the “rights” threatened by Kavanaugh, remember
that by “rights,” they mean “policy ideas so unpopular that we can’t pass a law
creating such rights.”